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“Phenomenal experience!”
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EcoTreasures
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$54.55*
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Manly Snorkeling Tour and Nature Walk
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Discover some of Sydney's greatest natural treasures from majestical marine life to the intriguing wildlife that makes a trip into nature unforgettable. ECOTREASURES offer a variety of tours sure to cater to all tastes, showcasing Sydney's Northern Beaches and Sydney Harbour as well as the famous Blue Mountains west of Sydney. A day spent with ECOTREASURES will not only be fun and relaxing, the informative tours leave you with a better appreciation of Australia’s unique wildlife, culture and heritage.
Reviewed March 12, 2014

Learnt and saw some spectacular things on this Eco tour. In our group we had no snorkelling experience and some experienced people as well. Damian was able to cater for all and showed us the true beauty of the ocean. Amazing this sight is right next to the hustle and bustle of manly. Beautiful!

Thank Ash M
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DamienEcoTreasures, Owner at EcoTreasures, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2014

Thanks for the review Ash. Yes we are very lucky to have so much marine life straight off the beach so close the the big smoke aka the city. You would of noticed I enjoy the snorkeling every time as we are very luck to have a job showing people our local marine life. Each time you go back you will learn and observe more about the local Eco systems with always changing conditions. Hope to see you back on tour someday soon. Thanks Damien

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"paddle boarding"
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"great snorkeling"
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"stand up paddling"
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"relaxed tour"
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"ku ring gai chase national park"
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"cabbage tree bay"
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"whole group"
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"great morning"
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Reviewed February 11, 2014

The experience was good fun. The Basin is a great spot for trying out paddle boarding for the first time. Bruce was a great guide and had some good stories to tell, and also gave me and my friend the tip off to visit America Bay Beach, much appreciated.

Thank Maria N
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EcoTreasures-Sydney, Owner at EcoTreasures, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2014

Thank you for the feedback Maria. The Basin is a special place to paddle board and experience wildlife. The area as Bruce informed you has so many nice walking trails and water ways to explore. I will pass on your comment to Bruce as he always give feedback that our customers are so nice so it is 2 way street with compliments. We all enjoy taking anyone on tour to show case the majestic Basin in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Thank you for your support and see you next time. Damien

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Reviewed January 28, 2014

There were 8 of us (varying ability) - 3 Adults/5 kids and Damien was fabulous looking after all of us making sure we all had an enjoyable and safe experience.

I would recommend to both locals and tourists as it is a very special experience. Damien's knowledge of the local area and the environment is also a great opportunity for the 'youngsters' to learn a bit as well.

Thank RustySydney
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EcoTreasures-Sydney, Owner at EcoTreasures, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2014

Thank you for your feedback Rusty. Yes we do focus on safety as the water is the best place to have fun but we always need to take care. I was a very careless kid who endured many battle wounds and stitches so I know how kids think which is why I know how to control them to ensure they have a great time and the parents can rest easy. I'm glad you all enjoyed the educational content as the tours are great for anyone who love nature, wildlife and having a good time. See you next time Damien

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Reviewed December 28, 2013

This is a great tour taking in the park around the beach, great views and local environmental info and an excellent guide who instructs in snorkelling, all the gear is provided and there is loads to see. My friend had never snorkelled before and the guide was really good with her, at 66 she was ecstatic to enjoy her first snorkel. High recommended. Beautiful beach, headland and a wonderful interactive guide. I loved it!

Thank Viva_Ble_Team
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EcoTreasures-Sydney, Owner at EcoTreasures, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2014

Thanks Viva. We are stoked your friend enjoyed her first snorkel experience at the ripe age of 66 with us. It is a another world when you put head below the surface, where we can switch off and connect with the coast and marine life. I'm always impressed by people trying new things and we are happy to help and guide you through the nervous times. We try to keep it fun and informative so you want to keep snorkeling and helping conservation. See you next time Damien

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Reviewed December 26, 2013

I took 9 girls aged between 11 and 12 years old (and one brother aged 10 ) on the Snorkel and Walking tour of Shelly beach as something different to do for my daughters 12th birthday. Despite worrying about the colour of their wet suits,the colour of the floating noodle and whether they had to wear their rashies or not the girls loved the day even though some were nervous to start off with. Damien was very patient with them and fully explained what to do in the water to keep them safe. The kids were fully engaged for the whole 2 hours of the experience both answering and asking questions to and from Damien about the animals we saw in and out of the water.
I highly recommend this tour for families; students or parents looking for something that is different , outdoors and educational.

1  Thank Simon W
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EcoTreasures-Sydney, Owner at EcoTreasures, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2014

Thank you for the feedback Simon. We love sharing birthdays with our customer on tour. It is always a bonus when they also learn some cool things about the natural environment. Snorkeling is fun with the kids as they show their excitement and enthusiasm for wildlife. It was our pleasure to share the birthday with your family and I'm stoked everyone enjoyed the experience. See you next time. Damien

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